Aviationlive2
αυτή τη στιγμή βλέπετε το φόρουμ σαν επισκέπτης και υπαρχουν τμηματα που δεν μπορειτε να δειτε , παρακαλώ συνδεθείτε ή εγγραφείτε για να αποκτήσετε πλήρη πρόσβαση


ευχαριστώ.


At the moment you see the Forum as a guest and are not able to see some topic's, please log in or register to gain full access to the forum

thank you.

Top Turkish military to discuss long-range missile purchase

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Top Turkish military to discuss long-range missile purchase

Post by el on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:58 am

Russian S-300 and S-400 missiles, Chinese HQ-9 and US Patriot missiles are all competing in Turkey's national missile defense system project.
Turkey's top military council will discuss next week plans to acquire long-range missiles as Ankara seeks to improve national missile defense capacities, a news report said on Wednesday.

The Supreme Military Council (YAŞ), set to convene next week, will discuss the issue, with a final decision expected to be made by the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) by end of the month, daily Akşam reported.

Turkey agreed to host an X-band radar system at a military base in the eastern town of Kürecik as part of a NATO-backed missile shield designed to protect NATO's European members from growing threats of ballistic missiles.

NATO mentions no country as a source of threat, in line with Turkey's demands to that effect, but the missile system is widely known to be designed against Iran.
Russia, cautious over the NATO missile shield, has also threatened to deploy missiles to target the missile defense system in Europe if Washington fails to assuage Moscow's concerns about its plans.

Turkey has dismissed concerns from Russia, saying that it only hosts a radar system and not missiles and that the radar is for defensive purposes.

On Wednesday, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz insisted that deployment of a US radar in Turkey was for defensive purposes. "It becomes for offensive purposes if you install missiles.

What we are going to deploy in Turkey is a radar system," Yılmaz told reporters. "This is a defense system and is not against any country."

Turkey has long planned to develop its own national missile defense system and world's major producers are competing to win the go-ahead from Ankara to produce the long-range missiles.

Under the NATO's missile defense system is set to improve Turkey's national missile defense capabilities although it does not invalidate the need for a national defense system.

Russian S-300 and S-400 missiles, Chinese HQ-9 and US Patriot missiles are all competing in Turkey's national missile defense system project.

Akşam said the Turkish policy makers tend towards Raytheon and Lockheed Martin's Patriots, given that it will be compatible with the NATO system.

If the purchase goes ahead as planned, Turkey will acquire 13 missile batteries and 72 missiles, Akşam said.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
avatar
el
Moderator
Moderator

Αριθμός μηνυμάτων : 384
Ημερομηνία εγγραφής : 2011-09-25

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/hellenicaviatorscommunity/

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum